Tuesday , 24 January 2017

How to access windows share from linux

How-to-access-windows-share-from-linuxHow to access windows share from linux :-

Connecting to file servers is something most people do on a daily basis even without thinking about it. In Linux, it may not be intuitive how to quickly connect to a samba or ftp server without a separate program.

Today I am going to show you How to access windows share from linux ?

First You need to share a folder or drive that you want to access on Linux. For this demonstration i am going to use Kali Linux.

Right- click on the Drive or folder that you want to share , Select the option Share with and Select the Advanced Sharing option.

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now click on the Advanced Sharing option. Check the Share this folder option and enter your share name.

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then click on the permission tab to give the permission to particular user or everyone.

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Now go to the your linux machine and press Alt + F2 to open the run dialog box.

type smb://username/shared, where ‘username‘ is the host name and ‘shared‘ is the drive or folder name that has to accessed (smb is a program of samba distribution that allows to maintain interoperability between linux/unix server and windows client), then click on ‘Run‘.

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now enter your credentials

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now you are able to access your windows shared folder in your Linux machine.

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You can also access from Gnome menu. Go to the Places and select the Connect to Server

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and select windows share

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So, enjoy the Windows share folder data on the linux.

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About Syed Balal Rumy

A 27 year Tech Geek and a blogger from India ( Bihar ) , live in New Delhi. I am MCITP , CEHv8 , CCNA , CCNA Security , CCNP Security , Security + and CCSA certified. Loves to write tech articles based on my real experiences.

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